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11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning - Getting Smart by Guest Author - blended learning, EdTech, PBL

11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning - Getting Smart by Guest Author - blended learning, EdTech, PBL | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
The rise of technology used in classrooms has made learning much more interactive. The emergence of iPads to browser-based tools in project-based learning, take teaching to a new level in the 21st century.
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E-learning Visually Explained for Teachers

E-learning Visually Explained for Teachers | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it

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NIce overview!

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Serious eLearning: Course Topic and Game Goal

Serious eLearning: Course Topic and Game Goal | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Developing immersive courses that simulate real-world context is the latest in serious eLearning. Motivation and behavior theories have been pointing instruction designers and eLearning developers in this direction too.
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This article highlights some basic concepts related to the design of e-learning projects.  In game-centric designs it is typically suggested that designers consider evoking some type of emotion in the learner to stimulate recall and retention. 

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30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015 | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015
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I find these trends very enlightening in that collaboration and gamification are viewed as trending up while "Apple-centric thinking" is trending down.  How does this fit with the idea of increased use of iPads in the classroom?

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Redefining learning with iPads - Innovate My School

Redefining learning with iPads - Innovate My School | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
More teachers are getting hold of iPads for their work, but how can they go about getting the most out of them? Primary school teacher and iPad-innovator Lee Parkinson discusses how teachers can use the device to bring very specific subjects to life.

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Here are some real-world applications of tablet technology in the classroom.  I see here some excellent integration of the technology into innovative learning experiences that any classroom with iPad access could easily incorporate.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 15, 4:23 AM

Some nice ideas here.

Vincent Martinet's curator insight, January 21, 6:04 AM

Nous avons utilisé le modèle SAMR pour nos nouveaux plans de formation. Les résultats sont très intéressants : juste progressivité, bonne gestion de l'hétérogénéité du groupe et montée réelle en compétences des enseignants avec l'ENT.

Ulf Neumann's curator insight, February 18, 7:08 AM

Grundschullehrer Lee Parkinson zeigt an einem Beispiel aus seinem Unterricht, wie seine Schüler eine Geschichte mit Hilfe des iPads und diversen Apps (u.a. MineCraft) zu digitalem Leben erwecken. Boosting phantasy and literacy!

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Don't Forget the “Clicked State" of Your eLearning Buttons - eLearning Brothers

Don't Forget the “Clicked State" of Your eLearning Buttons - eLearning Brothers | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
What is an eLearning buttons clicked state? These are visual indicators to the user as to which buttons have been clicked. Learn how this can help you.
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Here are some quick and easy design choices to inform your learners a bit better in your e-learning designs.  Keeping learners informed on their progress through your module is one of the critical elements in effective e-learning design. This is one of those essential aspects of design that often gets overlooked.

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Instructional Design Based on Cognitive Theory

Instructional Design Based on Cognitive Theory | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Andy Stanfield, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Florida Institute of Technology, is a proponent of using Mayer’s Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning to improve instructional design.
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The Top 3 Untapped Markets For eLearning Instructional Designers - eLearning Industry

The Top 3 Untapped Markets For eLearning Instructional Designers - eLearning Industry | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Discover the hidden markets that are ripe for eLearning instructional designers. The Top 3 Untapped Markets For eLearning Instructional Designers.

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Now, here are some career ideas you probably hadn't thought about. Create those e-learning modules and e-learning based games and present them!

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Top 5 Benefits Of Using eLearning Tools For Staff Training - eLearning Industry

Top 5 Benefits Of Using eLearning Tools For Staff Training - eLearning Industry | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Why are eLearning tools important for staff training? Check the Top 5 Benefits Of Using eLearning Tools For Staff Training!
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Engage the Millennials through e-learning! This article highlights some spot-on realizations about how millennials prefer to learn in the workplace. 

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What Happened to E-Learning Instructional Design?

What Happened to E-Learning Instructional Design? | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
While technology, content, and project management are still essential pieces in building e-learning, they add up to nothing if the instructional design is absent.
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Some insightful thoughts are presented here in relation to the design of e-learning projects. Novice e-learning designers will find some good ideas to consider as they seek to develop their first projects.  Think application rather than knowledge gathering.

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Web 2.0 Tools For Beginning English Language Learners – "Padlet"

Web 2.0 Tools For Beginning English Language Learners – "Padlet" | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
This post is the second post (the first one was Web 2.0 Tools For Beginning English Language Learners – “Phrase.It”) in a lengthy series where I will be sharing the Web 2.0 tools that I’m using wit...

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I always appreciate when educators share their experiences with useful Web 2.0 tools.  This article presents some familiar and also some new tools to use for ESL.

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JIM BUIa's curator insight, March 12, 8:51 AM

Great way of understanding web 2.0 tools for beginners. Two thumbs up

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List of Web 2.0 tools.

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60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category

60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Teachers and educators around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter in the classroom as a teaching tool, and we’ve shared many of these great ideas here with you.

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I am always appreciative of those educators who share new and innovative ways to use Twitter in the classroom.  These ideas can be applied both to online as well as on ground classes.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 5, 10:19 AM

Use twitter for communication, organization, writing and twitter activities

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, January 6, 4:40 PM

Many people use Twitter for all kinds of things.  I have read numerous articles on how teachers can use it as well.  If you are thinking of using Twitter, or are looking for ways to use Twitter in your teaching, this article may be of help.

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Munduko hezitzaileek irakasteko era berritzaileak aurkitu dituzte eta haiek burutzeko Twitter erabiliko dute tresna gisa.

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6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL -- THE Journal

6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL -- THE Journal | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Universal Design for Learning can make your lessons more accessible and your lesson-planning more fun.

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Incorporating Universal Design concepts into e-learning projects can really help some people learn better.  I especially agree with the comment in this article where the author says you don't have to use all of the guidelines - start small and apply these ideas a bit at a time to additional lessons.  Eventually, it will become a way of thinking when designing instruction.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 3, 5:27 PM

UDL - Universal Design for Learning promises to help us design so our curriculum can 'suit all learners'.   This is a lucid overview of an essential design principle. 

Ann Luzeckyj's curator insight, January 6, 5:37 PM

I know some staff here at Flinders already use this - but for those that do not...  happy to discuss with anyone wanting more info.

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6 Tips To Turn Your Presentation Into An Interactive eLearning Course - eLearning Industry

6 Tips To Turn Your Presentation Into An Interactive eLearning Course - eLearning Industry | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
By using these tips you can turn your presentation into an interactive eLearning course that engages, motivates, and excites your learners

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This article provides a list of e-learning design tools - some free, some not.  

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Web Tools for Teachers: Digital Storytelling | EVSC ICATS

Web Tools for Teachers: Digital Storytelling | EVSC ICATS | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
There are a lot of great digital storytelling tools on the web. The tools below are free, easy to use, and they do what [...]
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This is an excellent and comprehensive listing of digital storytelling tools that teachers may want to consider using.  Digital storytelling is a great way to get students excited about presenting content through the use of technology tools

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Gestalt Theory in Typography & Design Principles

Gestalt Theory in Typography & Design Principles | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
In this excerpt from Mastering Type, Denise Bosler explores 5 typography and design principles derived from Gestalt theory.
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Good graphic design principles to remember when creating graphics and images for e-learning projects.

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How to Take Your Personal Learning Network to the Next Level in 2015

How to Take Your Personal Learning Network to the Next Level in 2015 | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
How to Take Your Personal Learning Network to the Next Level in 2015
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Use Twitter to become a Connected Educator and develop your Personal Learning Network!

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Effective Ways to Structure Discussion

Effective Ways to Structure Discussion | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
The use of online discussion in both blended and fully online courses has made clear that those exchanges are more productive if they are structured, if there’s a protocol that guides the interaction.
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Presented here are some "new" strategies that instructors might want to consider incorporating into their discussion designs.  I am particularly interested in the "Last Word For Me" approach that is explained in this article.  This seems like a novel approach to the typical online discussion.  I wonder though how cumbersome it might be to divide the class into two groups for each discussion.

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Ten Graphic Design Tips for eLearning by Sarah Bright : Learning Solutions Magazine

Ten Graphic Design Tips for eLearning by Sarah  Bright : Learning Solutions Magazine | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Ten Graphic Design Tips for eLearning by Sarah Bright http://t.co/bG1lcCSQgT
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When selecting and using graphics in your e-learning projects, pay attention to quality and quantity. This article presents some really important ideas to consider when using graphics for e-learning.

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3 Tips to Develop Excellent Audio Scripts for Your E-learning Courses – An Infographic

3 Tips to Develop Excellent Audio Scripts for Your E-learning Courses – An Infographic | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
This info-graphic lists 3 very useful tips to develop incredible audio scripts for your eLearning course.Read more ›
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For those of you who are thinking about audio narration for your e-learning projects, this infographic presents some good things to remember. 

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eLearning stats and growth for 2014 - Infographic

eLearning stats and growth for 2014 - Infographic | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Some people may ask why we get so excited with eLearning projects. One of the reasons we're passionate about it is because we love seeing learning and grow
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Interesting inforgraphic supporting the need for increased e-learning implementation in all sectors of education and training.

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5 Mistakes People Make When Developing E-Learning

5 Mistakes People Make When Developing E-Learning | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Designing Digitally, Inc: E-Learning Development, Virtual World Design, 3D Training Simulations, Web-Based Training Programs, Online Learning Courses & Employee Education Software.
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While this article presents these ideas as mistakes, they are certainly tips to consider when planning e-learning projects. Interactivity is a big one. While some "click and show" is necessary most times, try to get learners to apply the new knowledge rather than just reading about it.

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Learn Some Amazing Ways to Use QR Code in Your Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Learn Some Amazing Ways to Use QR Code in Your Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
All Insigths here

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QR codes seem to be one of those technologies that sort of hang in the background but don't seem to take off for general or widespread use. I do see some interesting benefits for QR codes and this article give some great ideas for using them.  We could use more sharing from educators who are using this tool.  Maybe more people would incorporate this into their teaching strategies?

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This Infusion included the above blog post information about uses in class to spur more discussion and also added more ideas with links to Pinterest boards on the same subject. 

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Bringing the Classroom to Life With Green Screen Technology -- THE Journal

Bringing the Classroom to Life With Green Screen Technology -- THE Journal | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Hanna Shekhter, the education technology specialist at Brauser Maimonides Academy in Fort Lauderdale, FL, works with faculty to implement green screen technology as a way to “transport students to another location or time.”...

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Fun idea!  You can actually put students into a live scene while they narrate as a commentator - say like for the Civil War!  I like the few examples that are given here because it gives me some additional ideas for my own classes.  I have a green screen so now I think I might have to put it to good use!

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This really has some promise to it!

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Learning is Evolving: 10 Key E-Learning Trends for 2015 - TrainingZone.co.uk (blog)

Learning is Evolving: 10 Key E-Learning Trends for 2015 - TrainingZone.co.uk (blog) | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Learning is Evolving: 10 Key E-Learning Trends for 2015 TrainingZone.co.uk (blog) It's at this time of the year, when we take stock on what's likely to be occurring for the coming year ahead and predict what the 10 biggest E-Learning trends of 2015...
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4 Innovative Companies That Gamified eLearning - eLearning Industry

4 Innovative Companies That Gamified eLearning - eLearning Industry | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Innovative Companies That Gamified eLearning. 2 Educational Learning Companies and 2 Enterprise Learning Companies That Gamified.

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While this article discusses some of the companies who provide game-based learning solutions, there is also a discussion on the use of badges again.  There is definitely a ties between game-based learning and the badges movement.

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